Also looking for info on my mother's mother's father, Ikhiel Revich, born probably in Kishinev, Bessarabia, I would think some time in 1890s, one of two children in his family with Luba, his sister, completing the circle. Ikhiel was married to Sonia Savelievna Slavina, native of Rechytsa, Belorussia, and had two children from her-Hannah (my mother's mother), born in 1919 and Haya born a few years later. The couple ran a restaurant in the center of Kishinev, somewhere in the neighborhood of their philarmonic building till the early 1930s when the premature death of Ikhiel forced Sonia to tak over the restaurant on her own, till the Soviets took over in 1940.
During the war Sonia and her daughters were warned on-time by a sympathetic Ukrainian, Alexei (as the Germans were showering Kishinev with bombs) what laid for them in store and were taken by him to a local railway station-their gateway to Uzbekistan where the family spent the next three or four years. During evacuation Hannah met and married one Polish Jewish refugee, a marriage doomed to fail for the newlyweds were too different and her husband had no intention to stay in the Soviet Union (he by the way relocated to Israel after the war where I am presently staying in their Tel-Aviv Hotel Imperial). Luba and her children also survived the war-how we have no idea but her daughter, Anna (who worked at a Kishinev telegraph station) never had any children while her brother married a Russian woman in Siberia nd had three sons with her. Anna might have immigrated to Israel in the early 1990s with her husband, Yakov, a Jewish photographer (because I think I heard his first marriage's daughter had gone to Israel or something) but we don't know for sure.